Homer High School

Grace Christian’s Andrew Beveridge struggles to get away from Homer’s Wayne Newman during a dual meet between the two schools Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Grace Christian wrestlers top Homer in dual meet

Homer wrestlers suffered a loss last Thursday to the Grace Christian Grizzlies during a dual meet, before moving on to the Top Dog Invite at… Continue reading

Grace Christian’s Andrew Beveridge struggles to get away from Homer’s Wayne Newman during a dual meet between the two schools Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Homer sophomore Marina Carroll watches as teammate Kelli Bishop sends the ball into Nikiski’s court Tuesday night at Nikiski High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer earns spot at volleyball state championships

After a season of growth and a third-place finish at last week’s Southcentral Conference volleyball tournament in Anchorage, the Homer volleyball team is headed to… Continue reading

Homer sophomore Marina Carroll watches as teammate Kelli Bishop sends the ball into Nikiski’s court Tuesday night at Nikiski High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Seward’s Lydia Jacoby races to victory in the girls 100-yard breaststroke final Saturday at the Northern Lights Conference championship swim meet at Homer High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Kodiak boys, Palmer girls take region swim titles in Homer pool

Homer’s swim and dive team placed third (girls) and fourth (boys) in the Northern Lights Conference championship meet Saturday, hosted in Homer at the Kate… Continue reading

Seward’s Lydia Jacoby races to victory in the girls 100-yard breaststroke final Saturday at the Northern Lights Conference championship swim meet at Homer High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai teammates Kailey Hamilton (11) and Lexi Reis (7) put up a block against Homer’s Karmyn Gallios, Friday night at Kenai Central High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Friday: Homer volleyball sweeps Kenai

The Homer volleyball team took another step in making its case as a team to beat in the Southcentral Conference, as well as the Class… Continue reading

Kenai teammates Kailey Hamilton (11) and Lexi Reis (7) put up a block against Homer’s Karmyn Gallios, Friday night at Kenai Central High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Nikiski’s Kaycee Bostic jumps to block a hit from Homer’s Tonda Smude during their game Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer volleyball tops Nikiski for first time since 2014

The young women of Homer’s high school volleyball team did something on their court Saturday night that hasn’t been done since 2014: they beat Nikiski… Continue reading

Nikiski’s Kaycee Bostic jumps to block a hit from Homer’s Tonda Smude during their game Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Homer falls to SoHi in home game

Homer falls to SoHi in home game

The Homer High School volleyball team took a loss from visiting Soldotna High School in a non conference Tuesday night “pink out” game. The Lady… Continue reading

Homer falls to SoHi in home game
Homer’s Story, Soldotna’s Welch score victories at massive meet

Homer’s Story, Soldotna’s Welch score victories at massive meet

The Homer and Seward swimming and diving teams competed in the Bartlett/Chugiak Invite on Friday and Saturday in Anchorage. Soldotna also sent divers to the… Continue reading

Homer’s Story, Soldotna’s Welch score victories at massive meet
<span class="neFMT neFMT_PhotoCredit">Photo submitted</span>                                First quarter winners were (pictured left to right): Micah Mershon, Rachelle Biggs, Brenna McCarron, Destiny Gracia, Brita Restad, Vianne Sarber, Nate Turpin and Gavin Maupin (not pictured).

Mariners on the Move

A new batch of Homer Mariner students are being recognized for their attributes that go beyond academics with this quarter’s Mariners on the Move award.… Continue reading

<span class="neFMT neFMT_PhotoCredit">Photo submitted</span>                                First quarter winners were (pictured left to right): Micah Mershon, Rachelle Biggs, Brenna McCarron, Destiny Gracia, Brita Restad, Vianne Sarber, Nate Turpin and Gavin Maupin (not pictured).
Homer’s Marina Carroll jumps to block a ball during the Lady Mariner’s game against Houston High School on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer sweeps weekend home games

The Lady Mariners saw a successful weekend of volleyball played on their home court. They first swept Redington High School in a 3-0 game, winning… Continue reading

Homer’s Marina Carroll jumps to block a ball during the Lady Mariner’s game against Houston High School on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Homer’s Marina Carroll jumps to set the ball over the net to Seward High School during one of their games Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 at the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer volleyball snags win from Seward in fifth set

Homer’s volleyball game against Seward High School on Saturday remained true to the name of the game, as the set wins went back and forth… Continue reading

Homer’s Marina Carroll jumps to set the ball over the net to Seward High School during one of their games Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 at the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Seward’s Shane Sullivan finds an opening to run the ball through during Homer High School’s homecoming game Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 at the high school in Homer, Alaska. The Mariners beat the Seahawks 21-20. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer celebrates homecoming with a win

Homer eked out a win over Seward High School, a fellow Peninsula Conference team, and brought home a win on homecoming night. The Mariners held… Continue reading

Seward’s Shane Sullivan finds an opening to run the ball through during Homer High School’s homecoming game Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 at the high school in Homer, Alaska. The Mariners beat the Seahawks 21-20. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Teachers, support staff and community members, many of them wearing red, prepare to listen to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education’s Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 meeting at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. The board holds one meeting each year in Homer, and another in Seward. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

School board fields questions, accusations about health care plan

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct information about how the school district’s health care committee sets rates for health insurance plans. The… Continue reading

Teachers, support staff and community members, many of them wearing red, prepare to listen to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education’s Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 meeting at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. The board holds one meeting each year in Homer, and another in Seward. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Teachers, support staff and community members, many of them wearing red, prepare to listen to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education’s Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 meeting at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. The board holds one meeting each year in Homer, and another in Seward. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

School board fields questions, accusations about health care plan

Homer High School’s colors are blue and gold, but the school’s Mariner Theatre was a sea of red Monday night as teachers and staff protested… Continue reading

Teachers, support staff and community members, many of them wearing red, prepare to listen to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education’s Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 meeting at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. The board holds one meeting each year in Homer, and another in Seward. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Mariners lose to Monroe in close game

Mariners lose to Monroe in close game

The football players of Monroe Catholic High School eked out a slim win over Homer High School in their bout Saturday on the Homer field.… Continue reading

Mariners lose to Monroe in close game

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is requesting input from interested persons at the districtwide KPBSD budget development meeting, scheduled… Continue reading

Students dance behind Pink Martini at the afternoon show for area schools on Monday.-Photo by Annie Rosenthal, Homer News

Students applaud Pink Martini’s eclectic, upbeat, moving music

Grade schoolers are not Pink Martini’s usual audience demographic, and pianist Thomas Lauderdale had to correct himself when he accidentally opened Monday’s pre-concert noon performance… Continue reading

Students dance behind Pink Martini at the afternoon show for area schools on Monday.-Photo by Annie Rosenthal, Homer News

Engagement

Phil Celtic and Faith Schade-Celtic of Homer announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Schade, to Kellen Davenport of Eagle River. The couple will marry… Continue reading

Middle school and high school students in teacher Jenny Sorensen’s 6-12th grade class painted a mural on a portable classroom, adding some color to the building for the new school year.-Photo provided

District restructures departments to save

Revisions to targeted operations are cutting costs for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. The pools, warehouse, transportation and Student Nutritional Service departments have been… Continue reading

Middle school and high school students in teacher Jenny Sorensen’s 6-12th grade class painted a mural on a portable classroom, adding some color to the building for the new school year.-Photo provided
Members of the 1967 Homer Nordic ski team pose in front of Homer High School. In front row, from left, are Milli Morawitz, Sally Calhoun, Gayle Gregory and Sally Barnett; in back row, from left, are Lynn Cason, Robbie Hoedel, Larry Martin and Dave Schroer, who was recently inducted into the Alaska High School Hall of Fame.-Photo provided by the Schroer family

Homer’s Schroer inducted into Hall of Fame

When the state inducted a new class of luminaries into the Alaska High School Hall of Fame, the Kenai Peninsula had the chance to celebrate… Continue reading

Members of the 1967 Homer Nordic ski team pose in front of Homer High School. In front row, from left, are Milli Morawitz, Sally Calhoun, Gayle Gregory and Sally Barnett; in back row, from left, are Lynn Cason, Robbie Hoedel, Larry Martin and Dave Schroer, who was recently inducted into the Alaska High School Hall of Fame.-Photo provided by the Schroer family
Armin Abdihodzic, professor of music from the University of Alaska Anchorage, will be the featured guitar soloist during the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra’s Summer Music Festival’s gala concert on Aug. 7 at the Mariner Theatre.-Photo provided

Orchestra plans multifaceted, multimedia performances

Editor’s Note: This story has been edited to correct the spelling of Tomoka Raften’s name and to show that the cost for the student master… Continue reading

Armin Abdihodzic, professor of music from the University of Alaska Anchorage, will be the featured guitar soloist during the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra’s Summer Music Festival’s gala concert on Aug. 7 at the Mariner Theatre.-Photo provided
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